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THIS IS WHY A MORNING ROUTINE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

BECOME MORE PRODUCTIVE BY DOING LESS We all have the same number of hours in a day. But why is it that some people seem to get more done or be more effective than others?  This was a question I struggled with for a long time so I started researching
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HERE’S WHAT IS NEW AT SHAWNVANDYKE.COM

WELCOME TO THE NEW AND IMPROVED SVD Now it is easier than ever for you to find the business tools you need, apply for a program in the Build to Build Academy, or book me for a speaking gig. DROP IN ON THE CONVERSATION: NEW PODCAST PAGE And, after being asked
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HOW TO DEAL WITH MATERIAL SHORTAGES AND PRICE INCREASES

RISING MATERIAL PRICES & SHUTDOWNS CAUSE DELAYS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Lumber prices are higher than they have been since 2018, according to NAHB. In fact, the Random Lengths Framing Composite Price is up 50% since April 2020. Higher prices for construction materials, combined with the shutdown of manufacturing plants and
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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PROFITS IN A COVID-19 WORLD

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PROFITS IN A COVID-19 WORLD ADJUSTING TO THE NEW NORMAL Mask wearing, social distancing, and zoom meetings are the new normal. These changes are minor in comparison to finding the new normal in your construction business.  How do you take care of your employees’ needs, maintain
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BUILDBOOK WEB APP: COMMUNICATION SIMPLIFIED FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS

BUILDBOOK WEB APP: COMMUNICATION SIMPLIFIED FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS POOR COMMUNICATION COSTS MONEY Poor communication is the number one reason construction businesses lose money.  It’s hard to keep track of all the calls, texts, emails, and face-to-face interactions that happen throughout each project.  Forget one detail, and you may have
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THIS IS THE SIMPLE WAY TO INCREASE CONSTRUCTION PROFIT MARGINS

THIS IS THE SIMPLE WAY TO INCREASE CONSTRUCTION PROFIT MARGINS OF COURSE YOU WANT TO MAKE A PROFIT, BUT… The problem most construction business owners encounter when implementing the PFC system is that they try to go too big, too soon. They get excited about finally knowing how to increase
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HOW TO MAINTAIN POSITIVE CASH FLOW FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

HOW TO MAINTAIN POSITIVE CASH FLOW FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ARE YOU FINANCING YOUR CLIENT’S JOB FOR THEM? If you’re like most contractors, you have financed a customer’s job at some point. You’ve spent more money on producing and managing the job than the money you have received from the
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PERCENTAGES: THE BEST WAY TO ANALYZE YOUR PROFIT & LOSS STATEMENT

PERCENTAGES: THE BEST WAY TO ANALYZE YOUR PROFIT & LOSS STATEMENT ARE YOU UNSURE WHAT YOUR FINANCIAL REPORTS MEAN? Most construction business owners struggle to understand Profit and Loss statement analysis. They depend on their bookkeepers or CPAs to interpret what the numbers mean. Properly interpreting your financial reports takes
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THE #1 RULE YOU NEED TO HACK YOUR PROFIT & LOSS STATEMENT

THE #1 RULE YOU NEED TO HACK YOUR PROFIT & LOSS STATEMENT LISTEN TO THE BLOGCAST ARE YOU SPENDING MORE THAN YOU RECIEVE? If you spend more than 100% of your income, then you are going to have problems in your construction business. I know it sounds simplistic, but many
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SHAWN VAN DYKE JOINS BUILDBOOK TEAM

SHAWN VAN DYKE JOINS BUILDBOOK TEAM SHAWN VAN DYKE JOINS THE BUILDBOOK BOARD OF ADVISORS [PRESS RELEASE JULY 29, 2019] If you know me, you know that I’ve dedicated my career to helping construction companies grow their businesses. In my work, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a ton of
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